August 15, 2013

8 Months

Andrew had two big accomplishments this month: climbing and getting into everything he shouldn't.

Climbing- He has always been good at pulling himself up on things, but now he's taken it a step further.  It's not uncommon for me to look away for a minute or two and find him on top of a diapers box or standing on his little chair.  Yikes!  Actually I don't get too worried anymore because he's really figuring out how to get down off the chair, and I opened up the big diapers box so he can't get on top anymore.  He wasn't so good at getting off of that one and there were many tears shed before I opened it.

Getting into everything- this has been a frustrating thing for me.  I mean, we don't really have anything (in the living room/entryway) that is likely to injure Andrew if he messes with it, but we do have things that I don't want to have to reorganize if he gets into it, and we have stuff that Andrew could break.  In fact, he already broke our floor lamp (the bulb, anyway).  So I've piled boxes in front of the bookcase that holds our DVD collection on the bottom two shelves.  We bought a baby gate for the kitchen doorway.  And every day I put a dining chair in front of our china cabinet, blocking one of the lower cabinets.  But I can't really do anything to block the lamp, fan, or computer from his little fingers.  He also likes to pull up on, and then shake, a little white bookcase.  We keep our Wii remotes on top of this and already he's shaken it hard enough that a remote has fallen on his face.  Oops.  And he just LOVES pulling all of the shoes out of the shoe rack in the front hall (this I don't mind so much and have done nothing to discourage).  I just have to keep in mind that he's just exploring and figuring out how the world works.  And maybe someday he'll finally figure out what NO means...

I gave Andrew his first haircut this month.  He doesn't have super thick or long hair, but it was really uneven on top so I just evened it out.  He was not a fan of the ordeal but it's done now and I don't anticipate him needing another haircut for a long while.
It's been a pretty lazy month for us, so he didn't have a whole lot of new experiences outside of our little apartment.  Oh well, sometimes that's a good thing right?

New things this month:
Some new foods
Family hopping at church
Drinking from a sippy cup


1 comment:

Becky said...

Erika! He is so cute! He looks so much like you and Aaron.